Al Siesta and Siesta Boxing Promotions have signed their second undefeated African fighter within two weeks, with the signing of talented featherweight Sakaria Lukas (21-0, 14 KO’s).

Lukas who fights out of Windhoek, Namibia is currently ranked at number two by the WBO with views of fighting for a World title at the earliest opportunity, telling the media.

‘I’m very excited to have signed a deal with Al Siesta that serves as a bridge for me to face quality opponents on big boxing cards worldwide. Signing with Siesta Boxing will get me essential international experience and eventually raise my stock as an elite at 126 pound fighter. Siesta’s expertise and contacts within the boxing industry provides a unique platform to advance my career and hopefully get me my much anticipated world title shot.’

‘Both Al Siesta and Knowledge Boxing Management are currently in negotiations with the relevant parties for me to face my next opponent hopefully on a main event on one of the biggest boxing networks in September or October. I can’t wait to step back into the ring and put on a great show as I’ve been training hard, keeping fit and sharpening my skills over the past weeks.’

Knowledge Boxing Management added on the decision to sign with English based Russian promoter, Al Siesta.

‘At Knowledge Boxing Management our chief goal is to provide the highest level of professional support and services to our clients like Sakaria Lukas.’ 

‘Our decision to team up with Al Siesta was mainly motivated by his vast experience, professionalism and the fact that he is willing to help navigate our efforts in the right direction of getting Sakaria straight into serious fights which is in line with our strategic vision.’

‘This deal serves as a clear signal that we are very serious about taking Namibian boxing to the next level and lays the foundation to a long term working relationship with Al, that will open doors for many future prospects.’ 

Previously signing South African super bantamweight, Ludumo Lamati (14-0) two weeks ago, Sakaria Lukas is Al Siesta’s second African signing in two weeks. Al Siesta said upon securing the latest addition to his ever increasing stable. 

‘Sakaria Lukas is an incredible featherweight from Namibia, a country that has been noticed and respected for their great boxing schools with educating the likes of Julius Indongo and Paulus Moses. Sakaria has a decent amateur pedigree as an African champion and is a prolific fighter, being unbeaten with 20 wins and 14 KO’s. I’m very excited because he is in the prime of his career, I believe Siesta Boxing can really help him to get lucrative fights, good quality training camps and navigate his career.’

‘Hopefully we can get him a World title shot very soon, if not straight away then a World title eliminator to put us in position for one of the belts. We are obviously looking at the WBO being ranked number 2, but we are looking at all the champions at featherweight. So all those champions should start thinking about us!’

Source: Siesta Boxing Promotions [Press Release]